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The Doctor Who Project is looking to fill the post of ASSISTANT EDITOR to provide editorial assistance with both the TDWP main range and Brief Encounters.

About The Doctor Who Project

The Doctor Who Project (TDWP) is the longest continuously published fan run and created fiction series based on the BBC science-fiction television series Doctor Who.

TDWP centers on the continuing adventures of alternate Doctor and his companions. Stories form part of an overall season that concentrates on delivering a collection of short stories that sees the Doctor facing new and original situations in time and space. We have been publishing original Doctor Who fiction since 1999. TDWP consists of a group of fan artists, writers and editors who work together to bring an original collection of Doctor Who fiction for other fans reading enjoyment.

In 2020, The Doctor Who Project celebrates its twenty-first year of publishing. To date we have published over 150 original stories in two strands – TDWP and Brief Encounters. We have won several awards for our fiction including two MediaWest FANQ Awards for “Best Doctor Who Fiction”.

The Assistant Editor duties will include:
• Work closely with the TDWP Range Editor and Editor.
• Assists the Editor in soliciting new writers.
• Edits written material to ensure proper grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc.
• Works with writers to help fine tune their stories whether in style, direction, content, grammar, etc.
• Ensures that submitted stories are complete, accurate, free of clichés or hidden meanings, makes sense, progresses in a logical fashion and in good taste.
• Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate should have the following skills and qualifications:
• Excellent editing skills.
• Possess a good command of the English language; speaks and writes English fluently.
• Should have had some prior experience with editing, preferably in editing fiction.
• Familiar with Doctor Who classic series, its history, characters, etc.
• The candidate should be imaginative, enthusiastic, open to new ideas, resourceful.
• Must be able to meet and adhere to deadlines.
• Be able to work well with others – team player.
• Be able to take direction from others.

If you are interested in the above position, please reply with your full name, email contact, outlining your past editing/writing experience and why you feel you would be the ideal candidate for the post. Applicants are also asked to include a sample(s) of their writing in Word or PDF format.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2020

To apply for this position, email TDWP Editorial Board at thedoctorwhoproject@shaw.ca.
15 Jan 2020 by tdwp
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